Legislation Targets Illegal Evictions

Jan 14, 2021

As illegal evictions persist in Virginia, members of the General Assembly are moving forward on legislation that would provide more legal recourse for tenants and increase penalties for wrongdoers.

2020 exposed the need for eviction prevention measures in Virginia.

Now, a set of rules and relief programs are in place that could help both landlords and tenants cope with financial challenges in the coming year.

Governor Ralph Northam is sending lawmakers an amendment to a bill aimed at helping renters during the pandemic.

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is ending the eviction moratorium, a move that could spell trouble for people caught up in the economic crisis.

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued a temporary moratorium on evictions during the economic crisis.